Do you Kindle?

Other potential titles for this post:

I’m freaking out.

Wow.

I can’t believe it.

The world didn’t end.

Fauxpocalypse madness.

And

I’ve been published.

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A group of fellow WordPressers got together awhile ago and started working on an anthology.  That work is now complete, and the Kindle version is up and ready for purchase/enjoyment:

Fauxpocalypse

fauxpocalypse cover

Basic Premise:

Life on Earth is predicted to end on 15 July 2015. But the oncoming megatons of rock and ice break up shortly before impact. Now humanity must live in a world most believed would not exist. Across the planet, people are haunted by the future they did not fear, and even those who did not embrace death must face the consequences of others’ decisions.

A collection of twelve stories about rebuilding hope.

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Reviews on Goodreads would be much appreciated.  (Click the link to take you directly to the page for the book.)

Here is the link to the Kindle version on Amazon.

And here is the link to it on Smashwords as well.

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Each of the twelve stories is told with a different voice, a different perspective, and they are all wonderful.  Some are darker than others, but there is underlying theme of hope that comes through as you are reading them.

It was a talented group, and we’d all appreciate the wonderful support of the kingdom as we launch this book.  This is the first publication for most of the authors on the project.

I’ll keep you all posted for print copies as soon as they are available.  And, I’m planning on doing giveaways and contests here on the kingdom too.  So, stay tuned, but until then, happy reading!

I can hear you just fine…

You can go ahead and come down from your soap box.

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Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation

by michelle w. on April 30, 2013

Do you need to agree with an artist’s lifestyle or politics to appreciate their art? To spend money on it?

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Does this seem like a couple of simple “yes” or “no” questions to anyone else?  Alas, I digress…

I tend to tune out the talking heads when they get up on their soap boxes and start preaching to the masses and that includes my favorite artists too.  I don’t have to agree with you, with your politics, with your beliefs on religion, with your judgements and behaviors to still understand and appreciate that you are truly talented at what you do when you step down from your soap box and return to being an entertainer.  I have before and will continue to support artists I don’t agree with 100% of the time.

And, honestly, I can’t even tell you who all I’m referring to because for the most part I don’t pay attention to these people when they remove themselves from the environment I like them in.

I don’t even have a problem with you setting aside your talent for awhile to step on that soap box in the first place.  We are all allowed to voice our opinions, that’s one of those things that makes this place great.  Say what you will, people will hear you, and then they can decide on their own if they like what you had on offer or not.

However, if I paid money to buy a ticket to attend some sort of art thing – a concert for example – and the artist sets aside his entertainer role while on stage to preach at me about this or that it really irks me.  I didn’t pay to see you get on your soap box.  I didn’t drive however long to then wait in long lines full of the rowdy stinking masses to hear (0r see) anything other than who you are as an entertainer.  Get back to the music, or the show, or the art, or…

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This has been a public service announcement from the matticus kingdom.  You may return to your regularly scheduled blogging.